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Best things to do in Zürich

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Mountain
“The "mountain" of zurich. It`s a 45min walk up. Easy terrain. Up there you have an amazing view over zurich, the lake and into the swiss mountains. Have some icecream in the restaurant up there :) There is also a train going up there departing from the main station every 30 minutes. ”
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Pedestrian Plaza
“Doesn't everybody remember this street from the old Monopoly game? Watches, jewelry and designer labels are sold in expensive stores on Bahnhofstrasse leading from the main central train station HB to the lake of Zürich. Worth a stroll. You can step onto a tram 3 x along the way if you are too tired to walk. ”
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Bar
“A fastastic spot to enjoy beers and local food. It is a big square with an urban touch. Mostly used for afterwork beer, but also crowded on the weekends. There are also little stores on the squere. A must visit spot. ”
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Establishment
“The animals at Zoo Zurich live in different exhibits designed to mimic nature. My recommendation: visit the Masoala Halle (Rainforest) in Zoo Zurich.”
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Art Museum
“Switzerland’s Largest Art Museum with the most important collection of Classical Modernism, coupled with attractive temporary exhibitions and major European artworks.”
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Restaurant
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“The world’s first vegetarian restaurant is located in the heart of Zurich, near the Bahnhofstrasse.”
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Bus Station
“Zürich's Red Light District. Bus 32 from Holzerhurd to stop Limmatplatz or continue to stop Militärstrasse/Langstrasse.”
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Pedestrian Plaza
“A lot of bars and restaurants in the romantic old town called "Niederdörfli"”
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Museum
“Rent a the "Hunting-Detective"-Luggage and go find the treasures within the exhibitions, lot's of fun treasure hunting....”
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Scenic Viewpoint
“A big square located inside the old city centre. Great spot to take photos. ”
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Church
“nice place to see the view, give it a ry and go to the top of one of the towers, you pay around 4CHF for entrance”
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Bar
“On hot summer days, water lovers can cool off by taking a dip in the River Limmat in the very heart of Zurich. The Oberer Letten riverside bathing facility is a popular meeting place, and features a 400 meter (1,312 ft) long swimming channel and a 2 meter (6.5 ft) high diving platform. There are also two beach volleyball courts and an area for playing boule on the opposite side of the river. Those who prefer to take it easy can sunbathe on one of the sun terraces with a book from the book boxes provided by the Bühl Foundation. Very close there is also the restaurant and bar Panama selling snacks and refreshing drinks.”
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Moroccan Restaurant
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“Moroccan cuisine served on the down-low – literally. Guests are seated on traditional Moroccan poufs around low tray-topped tables in Moroccan-tiled rooms. Menu offers Mediterranean and Moroccan specialties including mezze, couscous, tagine and hummus as well as many vegetarian options.”
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Nightclub
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“If you like electronic music, you must visit this club. But sometimes it is not easy to get in. Do not wear elegant clothes, the more relaxed you appear the better the chances you will have to pass the bouncers and the entry.”
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Shopping Centre
“Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! Clothes, Books, Food, Sportarticles, Shoes...”
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Café
“Very cute brunch place with great price/value and a beautiful outside terrace. ”
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